Text-to-speech

Apple Updates iOS with New VoiceOver Features

Apple has updated its iOS mobile operating system for iPhone and iPod touch devices to version 4.1. Included as part of the free update were a number of enhancements and fixes to the built-in screen reader, VoiceOver.

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Text Reader for Windows Mobile Phones

CapturaTalk for Windows Mobile phones reads aloud email, Pocket Word files, Web sites, and PDF files.  It can even speak text captured by the phone's camera.  Each word is highlighted as it is read. CapturaTalk also has a dictionary that provides on-demand definitions.

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Labelling App for Blind and Low Vision Users

The Digit-Eyes Audio Labeling System is a $30 iPhone app that lets users create labels and apply them to important items such as packaged goods, prescription drugs, personal items, using either text or a recorded audio message.  When you scan the label the iPhone recognizes it and speaks the content.

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Apple's iBooks App and Store Includes Accessibility Features

iBooks, the Apple iPad application that doubles as a digital bookstore and electronic book reader, supports VoiceOver, the iPad's built-in screen reader. Using familiar gestures, content from the iBooks store or synced to the user's device via iTunes can be read page-by-page or in a continuous fashion by VoiceOver.

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